If you’re planning to connect a VPN to your tablet, smartphone or laptop and smart TV simultaneously then you’ll need a service that permits you to connect to multiple concurrent connections. We also take into consideration the encryption levels of the service and security protocols, and whether the team behind the development prioritises fixing any bugs it is reported to fix.
NordVPN’s desktop app features a very attractive interface, and it’s easy to use on mobile devices. There are a lot of options to choose from and is ideal for streaming, and has fast speeds that are higher than what we’ve seen on rivals. There’s also a kill switch split tunneling, AES 256 encryption, and a handy feature called Threat Protection that blocks ads, trackers, and malware.
CyberGhost was another top performer during our tests. It has a large network of servers around the globe and a variety of features that support torrents. It also boasts great speed performance and excellent features like split tunneling (which redirects some apps through the VPN while allowing other apps to connect to the internet directly) and an ISP throttle detector. There are native apps for Windows, macOS and Android as well as an iOS application and router compatibility.
Windscribe has a wide range of connectivity options, and the added benefit of being based out of Switzerland, which means that it isn’t subject to the “fourteen eye” surveillance regimes. It also has a simple and effective Chrome extension which makes it a great option for mobile devices.